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#19 – First Win & First ACC Victory
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Release: 08/28/2014
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Top 20 Moments: #19 – First Win & First ACC Victory

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Women’s Soccer program turns 20 in 2014! In conjunction with celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Seminole soccer team will countdown the top 20 moments over the last 19 seasons.

Join the Seminoles throughout the fall on Seminoles.com and through their social media outlets on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as the program takes a look back in history to honor this monumentally occasion by unveiling the top 20 moments.

The countdown continues at No. 19 with the Seminoles earning their first win in program history in 1995 followed a year later with their first win in the mighty ACC.

#19: First win & first ACC victory

Florida State vs. West Florida – September 7, 1995

Florida State wasted very little time earning the program’s first-ever victory defeating West Florida, 5-1, in just the second game of the inaugural 1995 season. The match, played in front of a crowd of just over 600, also marked the Seminoles first home game in program history.

Just 10 minutes into the match, freshman Janine Lavoie scored off a pass from Molly Nye to give Florida State an early 1-0 lead over West Florida. The Seminoles added four more goals in the first half taking a 5-0 advantage into halftime. Alexandra Osorio, Kelly Duffek, Kelly McGrath and Lizzie Easton each contributed a goal in the first half en route to a 5-1 victory. The Noles outshot West Florida 17-7 in the match to secure their first-ever victory.

Florida State’s Starting XI against West Florida:
#13 Melissa Juhl – GK
#2 Jacki Stradtman
#3 Molly Nye
#4 Kelly McGrath
#5 Alexandra Osorio
#7 Janine Lavoie
#8 Kelly Huff
#10 Janna Walkup
#11 Erica Schuler
#14 Kelly Duffek
#16 Shannon Smith

Substitutions
#01 Jenni Roberts (GK)
#1 Erin Vester
#6 Lauren Lynch
#9 Katie Lunn
#12 Jenni Sharpe
#17 Allison Hogan
#21 Jennifer Yocca
#22 Lizzie Easton
#25 Shannon Stoutamire

Alexandra Osorio (pictured above) was credited with the game-winning goal against West Florida as the Seminoles recorded their first win in program history.

  • Janine Lavoie, who will go down as the first goal scorer in FSU soccer history, was one of only two players to play in all 19 matches that first year. She finished the season with seven points on three goals and one assist.
  • Alexandra Osorio, the second goal scorer that afternoon who was credited with the game-winning goal against the Argos, was the leading scorer for the Seminoles in 1995 finishing the year with 15 points as she tallied six goals and three assists.
  • Goalkeeper Melissa Juhl also joined the record books that afternoon earning the win in goal after making two saves. She would later give way to back-up goalkeeper Jenni Roberts, who started the second half and was credited with five saves.  

Florida State vs Clemson – October 20, 1996

It wasn’t until year two that FSU claimed its first victory in the mighty ACC defeating No. 10 Clemson at home, 1-0, on a second half goal by Lauren Lynch. In the 68th minute, Lynch, a sophomore from Kennesaw, Ga., took a loose ball off the post and fired the ball into the back of the net for the game’s lone score. Not only was the win FSU’s first in the ACC, but it was also the programs first against a nationally ranked opponent.

The victory paved the way for another win in the ACC just seven days later as the Seminoles upset 12th-ranked NC State in Tallahassee defeating the Wolfpack 4-2.

It only took two years for FSU to register its first winning season as Florida State finished the 1996 season at 12-7-1 and 2-6-0 in the ACC. Senior Kelley Poole started all 20 matches and finished the season as the team leader in points (29), goals (14), game-winning goals (6) and shots (56).

Florida State’s Starting XI against Clemson:
#13 Melissa Juhl – GK
#1 Justina Torres
#3 Molly Nye
#4 Nicole Sedgwick
#5 Alexandra Osorio
#7 Janine Lavoie
#8 Kasey McCall
#9 Erin Grimsley
#10 Janna Walkup
#12 Angela Bonaffino
#27 Kelley Poole

Substitutions
#6 Lauren Lynch
#17 Allison Hogan
#21 Jennifer Yocca

Melissa Juhl (pictured above) played four seasons at Florida State making 56 starts in 57 total appearances. She finished her career with 13 shutouts and 297 saves - tied for the most saves in school history.

  • Clemson outshot Florida State 8-5 in the match but it was the Seminoles fourth shot of the game that proved to be the game-winner.
  • Freshman midfielder Erin Grimsley led the Seminoles in that match with two shots against the Tigers.
  • Sophomore keeper Melissa Juhl earned a spot on Soccer America’s Team of the Week and was named ACC Player of the Week after posting the shutout against the 10th-ranked Tigers. She finished the season as a second team All-ACC honoree, while grabbing a spot on the NSCAA All-South Region second team.
  • Juhl was the first Seminole in program history to earn All-ACC and All-Region accolades.

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